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Corporate Strategy Farnborough 29.11.2023

BMW UK, Financial Services, Farnborough - Strategy Development - 13 Month Placement (July 2024)


We be­lieve in cre­ating an envi­ron­ment where our placement students re­ally can learn and develop dur­ing their time with us and where they are giv­en their own ar­eas of responsibilities from the start. Our experts and mentors will treat you as part of the team from day one, encour­aging you to bring your own ideas to the table and giving you the opportunity to re­ally show what you can do.


Our Summit ONE in Farnborough is home to the National Sales Company for the BMW Group in the UK, as well as BMW Group Financial Services which offers retailers, corporate and private customers a range of customised financial services. Alphabet (GB) Ltd. as a leading provider of Business Mobility Services is also located in Farnborough.  We decided in November 2020 to bring together BMW Financial Services and Alphabet to stay relevant to our customers and continue to succeed in a rapidly changing business environment.

Within our self-contained campus, we offer a modern way of working with an empowering office culture, some aspects of which include:

• Our work persona shift – being yourself is effortless and so increases efficiency. For this reason we allow our employees to express themselves through the way they dress.
• Flexible working hours - working flexibly improves mental perspective and increases sustained productivity. This means our leaders maintain balance, not burnout, through focusing on output, not attendance.
• The opportunity to get involved with our continued support to our house charity with a variety of fundraising events throughout the year.
• Throughout our offices there are open creative spaces which hold facilities such as table-tennis tables to encourage innovation and employee engagement.


BMW UK, Financial Services, Farnborough - Strategy Development – 13 Month Placement (July 2024)

The Customer, Strategy, Change and Innovation team is responsible for the development of strategy for Alphabet UK and BMW Group Financial Services, together with managing the implementation of this strategy. In this varied and interesting student placement, you’ll be responsible for supporting the on-going development, communication and implementation monitoring of business strategy.   Furthermore, you’ll also play an integral part in the cultural development of our organisation in support of the strategy including focus on customer orientation and sustainability. As a highly motivated, confident, self-starter with strong analytical skills, you’ll also excel in delivering creative and effective communication, employee engagement and change management within the organisation.

What will you be doing?

  • Support the Head of Customer, Strategy, Change and Innovation in steering the business strategy development process, this involves working with the management committee and  the various functions across the business.
  • Support the tracking and reporting of progress against transformation targets, and status of key strategic initiatives.
  • Ensure full consideration and alignment with other UK group companies and BMW Group.
  • Support the reporting of customer insights and intelligence to inform strategic priorities.
  • Support all aspects of our customer driven organisation, including administration of our customer committee.
  • Supporting with the development, communication and monitoring of Sustainability strategy and initiatives, ensuring alignment with developing regulatory requirements.
  • Support continued alignment with other BMW Group entities, including virtual attendance at international meetings.
  • Studying for an undergraduate degree in Business Management or similar and in line to achieve a 2:2 or above
  • Basic customer services (i.e. experience in retail/call centre)
  • Microsoft Office (incl. PowerPoint) advantageous
  • Quick to pick up IT applications (online tools, project management tools, survey monkey etc.)
  • Good written and verbal communication skills


Why choose us?

·    Great Pay – A competitive annual salary of £21,600, 27 days holiday per annum (pro rata to your contract) and an attractive pension scheme.

·    Rewarding Work-Life Balance – Contracted working hours are 37.5 hours a week Monday to Friday, helping you develop a fulfilling work-life balance.

·    Exciting Additional Benefits – You will have the opportunity to enjoy access to our Advantages scheme, giving you access to a range of offers and discounts, and a subsidised on-site restaurant.


What are we responsible for?

·    Supporting you in your training and ensuring you settle into your role and feel welcomed.

·    Working sustainably and ethically.

·    Providing you with the opportunity to bring your own ideas and develop yourself.

·    Ensuring you are happy with your work-life balance and feel as though your contribution to the business is being valued.

·    Encouraging you to develop your soft skills such as creating working relationships, communicating effectively, delivering presentations and gaining confidence in your own ability, supporting you in both your return to university and your future career.


What do you need to do now?

If this sounds like the opportunity for you then apply today using the link below.

The next stages of the recruiting process could include: online testing, video interview and then a face to face, telephone or virtual interview with the hiring manager. This may be in the form of an assessment centre.

Please note:

We operate rolling recruitment, this means we may close the application window earlier than identified, if sufficient applications are received, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Please ensure that you complete all of the free text questions for your application to be progressed, and include a role relevant cover letter, explaining why we should consider you for this position.

To be eligible for this position, you must be returning to your studies, for a minimum of 6 months, after completion of this placement, and be able to provide proof of your legal right to work in the UK, if you are not a UK passport holder.  

We are committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment and job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Closing date for applications:  Sunday 31st December 2023. 

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BMW UK, Financial Services, Farnborough - Strategy Development - 13 Month Placement (July 2024)

United Kingdom
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BMW Financial Services (GB) Ltd.
BMW Group
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Corporate Strategy
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